WWI: Civil Liberties During Wartime

By July 26, 2017General

I spent 8yrs of research in the Library of Congress archives for my first book– so I was OVER THE MOON to be invited back to this sacred institution to give a formal presentation on social movements/NAACP activism during World War I.

From the official announcement:

During wartime, the tension between civil liberties and national security has been a recurrent theme in American history.  World War I proved no exception.  The symposium’s scholars will discuss civil liberties, citizenship and wartime resistance during World War I and how the interplay among the three held long-term ramifications.

The panel will be led by moderator Mary Dudziak, an Emory University law professor and legal historian, and will include Geoffrey R. Stone, former dean of the University of Chicago Law School, former university provost and now a law professor; David M. Rabban, University of Texas law professor; Jeremy Kessler, Columbia University law professor; and Megan Ming Francis, assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington.

The symposium is hosted by the Law Library of Congress and the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.  It is made possible by the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory council.